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CAMP EDWARDS, Mass. — The small drone, with its six whirring rotors, swept past the replica of a Middle Eastern village and closed in on a mosque-like structure, its camera scanning for targets.No humans were remotely piloting the drone, which was nothing more than a machine that could be bought on Amazon. But armed with advanced artificial intelligence software, it had been transformed into a robot that could find and identify the half-dozen men carrying replicas of AK-47s around the village and pretending to be insurgents.As the drone descended slightly, a purple rectangle flickered on a video feed that was being relayed to engineers monitoring the test. The drone had locked onto a man obscured in the shadows, a display of hunting prowess that offered an eerie preview of how the Pentagon plans to transform warfare.
“Totally betrayed, that’s how I feel,” Susan Haley, who served 26 years in the Army and now owes the feds $20,500, told NBC News on Monday. “I didn’t knowingly accept money I wasn’t supposed to have. They wanted me to re-enlist and I was assured everything was fine.”Haley, 47, has plenty of company. Some 9,700 other California National Guard soldiers are also being asked by the military to return the bonuses.A former Army master sergeant from Los Angeles, Haley said she got the first collection letter from the government in 2012 while she was at a Texas military hospital visiting her son, an Army medic whose leg had been blown off in Afghanistan.Haley, who had also served in Afghanistan and now lives in Kempner, Texas, said she slit open the envelope, read the letter, and nearly fell out of her chair.
MOSCOW—Russian authorities have stepped up nuclear-war survival measures amid a showdown with Washington, dusting off Soviet-era civil-defense plans and upgrading bomb shelters in the biggest cities.At the Kremlin’s Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Cold War is back.The country recently held its biggest civil defense drills since the collapse of the U.S.S.R., with what officials said were 40 million people rehearsing a response to chemical and nuclear threats.Videos of emergency workers deployed in hazmat suits or checking the ventilation in bomb shelters were prominently aired on television when the four days of drills were held across the country. Students tried on gas masks and placed dummies on stretchers in school auditoriums.The capital’s civil-defense plans are also being upgraded, said Andrey Mishchenko, deputy head of the ministry.“An inventory was taken in Moscow of the city’s underground spaces, in order to allow us to plan for sheltering 100% of the city’s population,” he said, as reported by state news agency RIA Novosti.
WikiLeaks director and founder of the Centre for Investigative Journalism Gavin MacFadyen has died at age 76. The cause of death is yet unknown. His ‘fellows in arms’ have flocked online to post their farewells, including WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange. “We are extremely sad to announce the death of Gavin MacFadyen, CIJ’s Founder, Director and its leading light,” the Centre for Investigative Journalism team wrote on its Twitter.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) – A bill advancing in the Legislature would exempt Michigan’s 275 Masonic lodges from property taxes.Supporters of the legislation , which won Senate approval Wednesday, say funding has become an issue for the fraternal service associations because Masons don’t have many options to increase revenue.Michigan law already provides tax exemptions for property owned by nonprofit charitable institutions, but they have been inconsistently allowed for Masonic associations.The nonpartisan Senate Fiscal Agency says 30 of the 275 lodges aren’t taxed today.Tax revenue would decline by between $600,000 and $2.3 million annually if the bill becomes law. It was passed 31-6 by the Senate and goes to the House for consideration.Three Republicans and three Democrats opposed the measure Wednesday.Senate Bill 732: http://bit.ly/2eSO2rICopyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Toronto police had an important message Saturday for anyone who spotted military activity down by the city’s waterfront: “We are not being invaded.”Canadian soldiers and army combat engineers conducted assault boat landing exercises on Toronto’s western beaches, including Sunnyside Park, Sir Casimir Gzowski Park and Hanlan’s Point Beach on the Toronto Islands.In alerting the public that there was no cause for alarm and the exercises were indeed only a simulation, Toronto police tweeted:
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He added, admitting that even Democrats have “monkeyed around” with election results: “I want to be honest, it’s not as if it’s just Republicans who have monkeyed around with elections in the past. Sometimes, Democrats have, too.” Source: Obama Warned of Rigged Elections Back in 2008 | MRCTV
A massive co-ordinated series of cyber attacks has forced hundreds of major websites from Amazon to Twitter offline across the globe – and WikiLeaks believes its supporters were responsible. Source: Twitter, Spotify and Reddit are among major sites taken OFFLINE in massive shock cyber attack | Daily Mail Online
Three months after a Department of Homeland Security intelligence report downplayed the threat of a cyber attack against the U.S. electrical grid, DHS and the FBI began a nationwide program warning of the dangers faced by U.S. utilities from damaging cyber attacks like the recent hacking against Ukraine’s power grid.The nationwide campaign by DHS and the FBI began March 31 and includes 12 briefings and online webinars for electrical power infrastructure companies and others involved in security, with sessions in eight U.S. cities, including a session next week in Washington.The unclassified briefings are titled “Ukraine Cyber Attack: Implications for U.S. Stakeholders,” and are based on work with the Ukrainian government in the aftermath of the Dec. 23 cyber attack against the Ukrainian power infrastructure.“These events represent one of the first known physical impacts to critical infrastructure which resulted from cyber-attack,” the announcement by the DHS Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team read.“The attacks leveraged commonly available tools and tactics against the control systems which could be used against infrastructure in every sector.”The briefings will outline the details of the attacks, the techniques used by the hackers, and strategies to be used to limit risks and improve cyber security for grid organizations.Security researchers have concluded the attack was carried out by Russian government hackers based on the type of malicious software, called BlackEnergy, that was detected in the incident.The threat briefings followed an internal DHS intelligence report published in January that stated the risk of a cyber attack against U.S. electrical infrastructure was low.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. navy warship sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Friday, the latest attempt to counter what Washington sees as Beijing’s efforts to limit freedom of navigation in the strategic waters, U.S. officials said. The guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur challenged “excessive maritime claims” near the Paracel Islands, among a string of islets, reefs and shoals over which China has territorial disputes with its neighbors, the officials said, speaking on condi